Timothy J. O'Connor maintains a private practice of law in Albany, New York and is licensed in New York and Florida. He has been representing investors in securities brokerage customer claims since 1985. Mr. O’Connor has been a solo practitioner since 2005, after having been affiliated with Ainsworth Sullivan for 21 years.
A graduate of Middlebury College (A.B. Economics, 1980) and the University of Denver College of Law (J.D. 1984), Mr. O'Connor was nominated in the Fall of 2003 as the Inaugural Visiting Clinical Instructor for the Investor Rights Project Securities Arbitration Clinic of Albany Law School of Union University in Albany, New York, funded through the efforts of New York State Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer, from the proceeds of a settlement obtained against several national securities brokerage firms involving allegations of analyst fraud and wrongdoing. Mr. O'Connor served in this adjunct position through 2005.
In addition to his private practice, he is currently an Adjunct Lecturer at State University of New York at Albany, teaching courses in Law in Financial Market Regulation and Technology in Financial Market Regulation.
He has also widely written on a number of topics relating to the topic of investors rights. Most recently, “Trends in Supervisory and Clearing Firm Liability”(New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Department – “Securities Arbitration and Mediation 2017: The Courage to Simplify” – April 6, 2017).